Friday, August 5, 2011

More Woodbaby Puppets








Well I got two of my three woodbaby puppets.

The first woodbaby is an owl names Athena, which I have plans for her. I want to make some armor like in the Movie The Guardians: Owls of Gahoole. Which consists of a helm and foot claws, I want to make this out of aluminum since its light and won't effect the way the head will move. She is smaller that I expected but after working with her a bit her size is just right with her lovely tail.

The second woodbaby is my faerycorn; a unicorn with dragonfly wings, Onyx Jubilee. She has white fur, golden horn, golden hooves, and gold dragonfly glitter wings. I have plans to make a gold and crystal necklace, and bracelet cuffs above the tuffs on her hooves and tail rings for her long tail. She is going to be a sparkler;-)


I want to give the same cuffs to Mystic Topaz my other woodbaby unicorn. I find it interesting that I compared the size of unicorns; my Onyx is larger by 2-3 inches compared to my Mystic though I like the difference. It is sort of like adult versus baby size. They are a magical pair.

Picked up another woodbaby gryphon in the meantime off of Etsy. I expect this to be a pink variety, though it turned out to be a black white one. It matches Onyx so its not a big deal, his name is Marbles the Monochromatic.

Zorro Kitsune is still in the planning stages, I have to wait for Robert to work in a new sculpt for him. I was thinking a fox would have used the wolf template but he wants to give it proper justice. I am also having foam wings added to give Zorro an extra special look. I am looking forward to seeing what Robert can do, though Zorro won't be done till late September. Its ok things like this take time and rushing creativity doesn't result in good art.


I am in line to get two new to me drabbits, found a person on craigslist who is selling and impressive collection to meet bills. Hate to hear that people are having to make such sacrifices but the economy is making it tough for folks to buy things. What can I say its rough out there. I like the green and blue one this guy has but I won't get those till much later down the road.


So far the total is 11 woodbabies and 2 drabbits. I will post pics of them when I get them in the mail. I am debating taking one of my woodbabies out for a walk at Knobel's today. Though it all depends on the weather, I will bring a plastic bag just in case it gets sprinklely. Looking forward to spending time with my sisters, who are in from out of town.

Justin and I are debating to get more cards for Cthulhu CCG, I am thinking about a set on Ebay but have to think if I am interested in playing that much. We have been so far playing Legend of the 5 Rings CCG which I like, though our playing has slowed on this one. I have been wanting to play cards for the past two days but there has been other plans getting in the way.

Well that is all the side news for now. Will post more about sewing as I can find time.


Maureen



1 comment:

  1. Where did you get Athena from? I love her but cannot find a site with an owl as pretty as her? Would you e_mail me at: daisygrl258@yahoo.com please!

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Tudor Q and A

What is a Tudorosity?

A mashed combination of the words Tudor and Curiosity to create the word Tudorosity. Tudorosities is the plural form and the deffinition is as follows.

Tudorosity- an desire to learn or know anything about the Tudor dynasty assocated with years 1405 through 1603.

Most people ask my why I make the Tudor garb ?

I find the clothing of this era not only beautiful but also challenging to sew. There is much more care and purpose put into making garments and wearing garments in the Tudor Era. I love the look of Tudor so much I wanted to explore the way clothes were made back then and the subtle changes in fashion and styles of time.

How did you get started in this interesting hobby?

I started with art first, I love to draw, paint, and sculpt all the traditional fine arts. So being able to draw helps me visualize the looks I want to create in my garb. History has always been a huge interest of mine and I've had a knack for sewing since I was 6 years old. It all started with doll clothes and I learned cross stitch embroidery from my grandmother when I was little. I am self taught sewer, crochet, knitting, embroidery and tatting. My methods are learned from books mainly and there is still so much more to learn.

What is my favorite outfit and why?

It would be like picking a favorite out of one of my future children, its impossible. I love all my gown creations and really like the distinct differences in all the styles clothing I make for the Tudor Era.

Do you make the whole outfit including hat, shoes, and undergarments?

I do have a goal of making a complete Tudor from the skin out. As of right now I make 80% of my gowns and accessories. The shoes, corset, stockings, and petticoats are bought online and the petticoats are a close reproduction but not made by me. Though someday I plan on making a reed corset and petticoat to wear under my gowns, as well as other accessories.

How long does it take to make a gown?

It all depends on the type of gown I plan on making and the time period and class of the design. Generally if I work on it 8 hours a day on a sewing machine it will take 3 days to get the basics and another 5 days to do finish hand-sewing details and beading. So a week to a week and a half if working on it steady for that amount of time. I work a full-time job so it does take longer than a week to complete. I put over 40-100 hours per outfit depending on its complexity, its like its own full time job of sorts.

Do you make renaissance clothing for sale or custom orders?

No, due to new employment and changes in my lifestyle. Unfortunately, I have no time to support sewing for others. Though I recommend sewing lessons for those adventurous few. There are many fine folks who make and sell historical clothing. I suggest guidance with sew from many fine historical enthusiastic costumers out on the internet.

How long have you been making these elaborate costumes?

I have been in the Society of Creative Anachronism coming up on my 10th year. Active since 2004 working at demonstrations and volunteering when I could between working and other life's distractions. I really concentrated on Tudor sewing in 2007 and worked with patterns to learn proper fabrics, techniques, fit, and silhouette. I really enjoy the eras transition from a medieval form fitting layered cotterdie to the boned Tudor kirtle and then to structured Elizabethan clothing.

Tudor Rose

Tudor Rose

Lady Willoughby

Lady Willoughby

Tudor Rose

Tudor Rose

Peach Elizabethan Noble

Peach Elizabethan Noble

Tudor Rose

Tudor Rose

Mauve Waistcoat Elizabethan Gown

Mauve Waistcoat Elizabethan Gown

Tudor Rose

Tudor Rose

O'Cadhla Heraldry

O'Cadhla Heraldry

Queen Mary I of England

Queen Mary I of England